International Festival Of Muslim Cinema
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The International Festival of Muslim Cinema «Golden Minbar» will be organized as an annual forum of Muslim cinematographers, a place of regular meetings and an exchange of experience of further cooperation among filmmakers of Russia and the Muslim countries and the entire world. In festival can take part not only Muslims, but also the representatives of other faiths creating films, popularizing universal spiritually-moral and cultural traditions. The purpose of the given festival is creation of objective representation in Russian and both the world community about an Islam and Muslims.The high award of the festival is the «Golden minbar» statuette worked out as a reel of cine-film with the ends transforming into the waves carrying the ark with a minbar - a place from where the imam preaches-.
The First International Festival Of Muslim Cinema "Golden Minbar" took place in the capital of Tatarstan - Kazan - from the 5th to the 11th of September 2005 and was devoted to the 1000th anniversary of Kazan. About 20 countries took part in the festival.
Like the first festival, the second «Golden minbar» festival also has held in Kazan under motto «religious tolerance and political correctness».
A total of over 175 pictures from 25 countries have been sent in.
The third International festival of Muslim cinema "Golden minbar" has strengthened its significance in the world cinema. And there's one more thing of importance here: it gave rise to new ideas.
The guest of honour at the festival in Kazan
was The French actress Catherine Deneuve and Kazakhstan's ambassador to UNESCO Olzhas Suleimenov, came up with the initiative to declare the coming year the year of cultures' closeness. This is exactly what was seen at the festival of Muslim films in Kazan, whose motto was "Through the dialogue of cultures to the culture of dialogue". The chairman of the selection commission Sergei Lavrentyev is of the opinion that the films that were shown in Kazan offer proof that the potential is not fully untapped here.
It was exactly at the festival of Muslim films in Kazan that I once again made certain that all people are brothers. The film-goers had a chance to learn more about the cultures of countries, which submitted their films to the festival. And understand that such religions as Christianity and Islam, which one considers different enough, come into contact.
More than 40 countries took part in the festival of Muslim films the "Golden Minbar" in Kazan.
A- feature film
The International Jury for full & short -length feature films competition will present the following prizes :
1-Prize statuette «Golden Minbar» for best "Full-length feature film" reward producer.
2-Prize statuette «Golden Minbar» for best direction "Full-length feature film", reward director of film.
3-Prize statuette «Golden Minbar» for best actor in "Full-length feature film" .
4-Prize statuette «Golden Minbar» for the best actress in "Full-length feature film" .
5-Prize statuette «Golden Minbar» for best cinematographer of "Full-length feature film".
6-Prize statuette «Golden Minbar» for best scriptwriter of (full-length feature film).
7-Prize statuette «Golden Minbar» for best short-length feature film, reward director of film, .
8-Special Prize of the President of Republic Tatarstan «For humanism in cinema art».
The International Jury for full & short -length Documentary films competition will present the following prizes :
9-Prize statuette «Golden Minbar» for best full-length documentary film awards to producer or director .
10-Prize statuette «Golden Minbar» for best short-length documentary film, reward director of film, .
11-Prize statuette «Golden Minbar» for best direction "Full-length documentary film" .
c-Prizes at the discretion of their founders.
12-Special Prize Televideocompany «Islamic World», - «For contribution to Islamic enlightenment».
13-Special Prize of «the General sponsor» festival.
14-Special Prize of Advice of muftis of Russia.
15-Special Prize of The joint administration of Turkic arts and culture "TURKSOY".
Open to the public
Representatives of other confessions may also take part in the festival. It is quite possible that in future " Golden Minbar " will collect movie- makers and art and culture activists from all world countries.
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